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  Animoca Brands ranked a top 5 global blockchain game company by BlockchainGamer.biz
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01/23/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Highlights:

  • Animoca Brands ranked 5th on the list of world’s Top 50 blockchain game companies
  • The Sandbox, developed and published by the Company’s subsidiary Pixowl, is ranked 13th in the Top 50 list
  • Animoca Brands holds investments in various other Top 50 companies 
  • The Top 50 list was compiled by leading industry publication BlockchainGamer.Biz, in collaboration with DAppRadar
  • Provides significant validation for Animoca Brands’ strategy and confirms its leading position in blockchain gaming industry

Hong Kong - 23 January 2020: Animoca Brands (ASX: AB1) is pleased to advise that it has been ranked number five in BlockchainGamer.biz’s list of Top 50 blockchain companies 2020. The Top 50 list recognizes Animoca Brands as one of the most innovative blockchain game companies in the world.

The Sandbox, one of the world’s first decentralised games based on user generated content, was ranked 13th; The Sandbox is developed and published by Pixowl, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands.

In addition, Animoca Brands has made investments in various blockchain companies that are also ranked in the list, including Dapper Labs (#3), Sky Mavis (#6), WAX (#9), Experimental (#15), Decentraland (#18), and Lucid Sight (#23). 

BlockchainGamer.biz is dedicated to illuminating and explaining the world of blockchain technology as applied in the games space. It is the sister publication of Pocketgamer.biz,  the world’s leading B2B mobile games portal published by UK-based Steel Media. 

The Top 50 list highlights companies that are innovating in the fast moving blockchain gaming industry. While blockchain games are still at the nascent stage, the companies in the list “have taken on the risk of doing something new, and for that should be celebrated.” 

The full list of BlockchainGamer.Biz top 50 blockchain game companies 2020 is available at https://www.blockchaingamer.biz/features/13597/top-50-blockchain-game-companies-2020.

The list was compiled in collaboration with DappRadar, a website that lists the best Ethereum dapps (“distributed apps”) and ranks them by various metrics. Inclusion was also determined based on multiple factors by experts from BlockchainGamer.biz and external consultants.

Yat Siu, co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, said: “Being ranked number five in the BlockchainGamer.biz list of the top 50 blockchain game companies is a testament to our team’s continued hard work. Having direct investments in various other companies on the list, and seeing The Sandbox ranked 13th is encouraging and gratifying.”

Siu continued: “We value this recognition from our peers in the gaming industry as Animoca Brands pursues its innovative strategy to leverage gaming for the adoption of blockchain. We are forging new experiences to empower gamers with exciting benefits such as true ownership and full control over their digital in-game properties.”

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About Animoca Brands Animoca Brands (ASX: AB1) leverages gamification, blockchain, and artificial intelligence technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Formula 1®, Garfield, Snoopy, Thomas & Friends™, Ever After High and Doraemon. Animoca Brands’ portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Lucid Sight, Dapper Labs (creators of CryptoKitties), WAX, Harmony, and Decentraland. The Company is based in Hong Kong, Canada, Finland, and Argentina. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact: [email protected]